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Firstly, we must remember hot tub heaters vary considerably, from 1KW up to 6KW, and the volume of water to be heated varies, as does the mains water temperature from summer to winter. As an example, let’s look at a 300 gallon hot tub with a 1.5kW heater, with summer temperature mains water. You should expect this to be hot in about 20 hours. Bigger spas, different heaters and winter mains water will all have longer or shorter heating times. A final point – hot tubs are designed to be hot 24/7. Once a hot tub is hot you are only ever topping up lost heat. A 1.5KW heater will put about 3 degrees of heat into a spa per hour, so a typical 1/2 hour use will drop the spa temperature about 1 degree, meaning it will take about 20 minutes to recover..
There is no recommended time limit for bathing in your hot tub, however, it is best to keep yourself hydrated whilst you are in the spa and drink plenty of water. You should also take care to maintain your sanitizer level, which will deplete over a few hours of bathing.
- If you use your tub regularly, 2-3 times a week, you should look to change the water every couple of months….
- Regular water testing should be carried out and if it doesn’t look clear, its dirty!
- If you use it daily or in groups, we would suggest changing it at least monthly…
Again, this all depends on water test results, water quality and how clean you and your users are!!!
NO! It is the chloramines! This is the smell of spent/used chlorine… It means the pool is dirty and needs attention.
If you’re not sure, why not get in touch for some advice! We want to keep you safe and enjoy your water experience!
Dean services our Hot Tub every year and would be happy to recommend to anyone!